The Dennes Room

Alison Gopnik

Alison Gopnik [home page]

Professor of Psychology

Office: 3317 Tolman
Because of social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will take place via videoconferencing. Please email me for information on how to set up a meeting.
Phone: (510) 642-2752

(D. Phil Oxford University). She is a professor in the psychology department and works on problems of causal knowledge and learning, intuitive theory formation, and “theory of mind.” Her work explores the relation between empirical work in cognitive development and classical philosophical problems in epistemology and philosophy of mind. She is coauthor of Words, Thoughts and Theories (MIT Press, 1997) and The Scientist in the Crib (Harper Collins, 2000).